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Pandemic a windfall for telehealth

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The arrival of COVID-19 has accelerated the dramatic uptick in telehealth, not just in Australia but around the world, by demonstrating many services can be easily dealt with by video conference or telephone.

Telehealth is an example where the sector has been quick to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 especially for people with disability, according to NDS CEO David Moody.

He told F2L post COVID-19 there will be many providers keen to deliver telehealth as long their clients wanted to use it. However, he qualified that saying: “I don’t think in all instances people with disability will use telehealth as their preferred model of service delivery, and I have no doubt service providers will be quick to step back to face-to-face models where they can.”

To read the full article, please visit the Freedom 2 Live website.



Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2020, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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